Dogs are among the most popular pets in the world, particularly in the United States. From New Hampshire to Idaho and everywhere in between, there are people who own dogs as pets.Unfortunately, not all dogs are as friendly as they appear. For this reason, it is not uncommon for an attack to take place.
This story out of Idaho goes a long way in showing what can happen when a dog turns on a human. The Coeur d'Alene Police Department is reporting that a mail carrier was seriously injured in a dog attack. At approximately 11:30 a.m., the mail carrier was making a delivery when she was greeted by a man who opened the door. While the woman opened the outer door, the person inside opened the inner door. It was at that time that the man's dog, a pit bull, ran from the house and attacked the woman.
As a result, she suffered a variety of injuries to her face, torso, and arm. Immediately following the accident, the dog was transported to a local humane society where it has remained. The incident is being investigated by police.
Any type of dog can attack at any time. In this case, a pit bull, known as one of the more aggressive breeds, came from the home and attacked the mail carrier. This led to serious dog bite injuries that will require medical attention.
After seeking and receiving medical treatment, a person who has been attacked or bitten by a dog may want to consult with a personal injury attorney to learn more about their rights as a victim.
Source: KHQ, "Mail Carrier Seriously Injured By Dog Attack In Coeur d'Alene" No author given, Jan. 18, 2014